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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780312429966
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador USA
Dimensions: 150 x 211 x 41 (w x l x h)
Pages: 680

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For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege. This single volume collects the first four novels—"Never Mind, Bad News, ""Some Hope, " and "Mother's Milk, "a Man Booker finalist—to coincide with the publication of "At Last," the final installment of this unique novel cycle.

By turns harrowing and hilarious, these beautifully written novels dissect the English upper class as we follow Patrick Melrose's story from child abuse to heroin addiction and recovery. "Never Mind, "the first novel, unfolds over a day and an evening at the family's chateaux in the south of France, where the sadistic and terrifying figure of David Melrose dominates the lives of his five-year-old son, Patrick, and his rich and unhappy American mother, Eleanor. From abuse to addiction, the second novel, "Bad News" opens as the twenty-two-year-old Patrick sets off to collect his father's ashes from New York, where he will spend a drug-crazed twenty-four hours. And back in England, the third novel, "Some Hope, "offers a sober and clean Patrick the possibility of recovery. The fourth novel, the Booker-shortlisted "Mother's Milk, " returns to the family chateau, where Patrick, Please click here to ask a question
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